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i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> grant: tonight at eight. a mother. who layed her life on the line to protect her young children. is recovering in an east bay hospital. 38-year-old maria cardova shielded her 7-year-old twins from gunfire that erupted outside her chuch in east okland. on christmas eve. good evening i'm grant lodes. oakland police are still searching for the gunman who opened fire outside centro evangelistico bethel monday night. investigators say the shooter targeted a 17-year- old boy as he left a nearby liquor store. the bullets penetrated the
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wall of the church. and hit cordova as she covered her kids new at eight. kron-4's scott rates spoke to cordova. as she continues to recover. >> reporter: she is continuing to recover at this hospital and the family is searching for answers. >> she is still shaken up about what happened to nights ago. >> i saw that my sister, my brother, there were all the screaming. it was terrible >> reporter: allying and the hospital is the last place she expected to be two days after christmas. it happened at this church in east oakland on christmas eve. gunshots sprayed into the building and the sheet shielded her twin bullets from our sons. >> i turned to look at and i do not know how i missed the bullets. i try to cover my
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sons and i think the bullet hit me and damaged a lot of things inside my body. >> the shot got part of her armor. >> the twin sons are happy that they are expected to be okay but still scared about what happened. just to give you an idea of how many shots if there is a bullet hole here, and a another bullet hole here. >> a parishioner and a 17 year-old were both shot expected to be okay but this is a christmas miracle that everyone is ok. they are hoping that police can track people down. oakland police have no suspects. >>this just in to the kron 4 news room major delays for bart between the pittsburgh and to north concord station because of police activity of the police station. there is reports of the shooting. at the pittsburgh and north
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concord station. in the meantime,oakland city leaders continute battle a big jump in a crime. and today -- they layed out new strategies. it all comes the city's police department faces record-low staffing levels. and previous plans to stop the violence this year - have seemingly failed. there have been 119 murders in oakland this year - up 21-percent from the same period last year. 210 rapes - up 23-percent. nearly 4-thousand robberies - a 23-percent increase. and more than 12-thousand burglaries - a jump of 44- precent. j. r. stone is live. >> reporter: grant, let me correct. there have been 127 murders in an oakland is just this year the biggest changes is a former top cop is a top consultant. but that is just one of the big
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changes. >> crime and the city is too high. we know that its defects everyone. we agree with the community that the crime rate has been absolutely unacceptable. >> unacceptable to be an organization i take this very seriously and i feel personally responsible and i take ownership that this is taking place on a watch >> reporter: bold words that the crime-fighting policies have a failed over the past one year. >> we have to work with the resources that we have of and we have to do a better job. >> there are two new policies into place with contract and police say the experts thought adult with crimes in other major cities. second, neighborhood policing they will divide the city into five different sections. with two of those
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sections and east oakland to. >> we have to do something. and we have to do something perhaps different than last year. i think that this presents us the best cover today with a year. >> reporter: policies into place by the month of a february. thj. r. stone, kron 4 news. >> jeff bush explains that this consultant has been hired. >> reporter: bill bratton is the big name in the list of consulatants hired by opd. his carreer in policing has brought him to some of the biggest departments in the country. bratton was the new york city police commissioner from 1994 to 1996 and was credited with improving the crime rate in that city. he took over as the chief of police in los angeles in
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2002 and led the department until 2009. o.p.d. says he will offer his advice but the chief says he is still in charge in oakland. >> i want to make sure that this is lawful, efficient. >> they have provided they will give us recommendations and it is up implemented because at the end of the day it's my responsibility to make sure the policing in a lawful and constitutional and it's also reduce violent crime. bratton and his business partner bob wasserman created the comp stat system that is used by many major police departments in the country, including oakland. >> we want to look at what we are doing here in oakland. we have the comp stat model here in oakland and we want to look at how we can strengthen it and improve it based on his experience and how he's used it in l.a. and in new york. >> bratton and his company will start early next year. i'm jeff bush, kron four news. >> grant: businesses in oakland are calling for more patrol officers on the streets. new at eight. kron four's philippe djegal spoke to frustrated store owners who
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returned to work after theto an unpleasant surprise. >> reporter: the morning after christmas. rosa cabrera returned to the ahir salon she's owned on fruitvale avenue for five years. only to find a broken window near the entrance to rosa's hair salon. cabrera says she then checked in with a few neighboring businesses and found she wasn't the only victim of vandalism. cabrera says the window of a shuttle van for an elder care facility was also broken. so were these six windows to a vacant storefront on the corner of the street. cabrera says her salon has been sprayed with graffiti in the past. more than a year ago, her salon was also burglarized. she says her shop is safe. the doors are always gated and locked. she just hopes police can do more to prevent crimes like this from happening again. >> i like to stay here because it is a quiet area. this happened, i do not know why right now. but this is still happening. i might
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have to close business or moved to another area. i think they need to hire more police and or take care of the city. >> reporter: cabrera says she did not file a report here at the oakland police department. but that some of her neighboring businesses did. in oakland, philippe djegal, kron four news. >> grant: fairfield police are investigating two robberies that took place 11 minutes apart. the fairfield police deparment is releasing surveillance video of the robberies.hoping to get the public's help. here's the video. from december 23rd. police say the same two unidentified suspects rob the valero gas station on north texas street.shortly after robbing the 7-11 store on phoenix drive. one of the suspects held a chrome revoler handgun as they both grabbed money from the cash registers. both suspects left on foot. new at eight.
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the international maritime organization has approved a plan to change the routes that cargo ships use to enter san francisco bay. the goal is to reduce collisions between large vessels and whales. kron 4's charles clifford has details. >> reporter: migrating whales, such humpbacks, often pass through the waters off california's coast. far to often, these large creatures collide with cargo ships, killing or severely injuring the whales. but under a plan developed by the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, and now approved by the international maritime organization, cargo ships will be required to travel through narrower shipping lanes in an effort to avoid these deadly collisions. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of los angeles and long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. this is a google earth view of san franciso looking north across the city. currently any cargo ship that enters or exits san francisco bay has to use one of three shipping lanes, seen here in red. but under the newly approved plan, these lanes will be
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reconfigured. the new routes will be longer and narrower. the idea is to restrict ships to a smaller area when they pass through know whale feeding grounds. are spoke with a marine biologist, jonathan stern. >> this is a great plan. if we alter the shipping lanes the whales could have more of a chance to avoid these ships. >> reporter: the new shipping lanes go into effect in 2013. in san francisco, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> grant: cal trans has lifted chain restrictions on interstate 80 and highway 50 through the sierra near lake tahoe for the first time in days. roads are clear for now. but there is still plenty of snow off to the sides. roads on the way to tahoe area ski resorts are also clearing up. and resorts are reporting plenty of fresh powder on the ground. an avalanche advisory has also been downgraded from
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"considerable" to "moderate." >> jacqueline: this live look from the golden gate we are seeing mostly clear skies 41 degrees in fairfield and vallejo the same in half moon bay. 40's through santa rosa, livermore at a sunnyvale. a look at the satellite and radar we are seeing some high clouds through the bay area this evening with a storm sitting offshore. we can see a well-defined storm that will be pressing to the bay area as for go towards tomorrow. here is what we can expect clear, cold. the increase with clouds and we are going to see drier conditions and i will have more on that coming up. >> grant: still ahead at eight. five days and counting until
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the country falls off the fiscal cliff. the last ditch efforts in washington to avoid economic turmoil. >> the northeast continues to be battered with harsh winter weather. the mounting frustrations for travellers trying to get back home. >> and an update on the health of former president george h-w bush. why his chief of staff is telling people to quote. put the harps back in the closet. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t.
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in a statement, calling schwarzkopf "a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation." speaking of former president george h-w bush. he is still in intensve care at a houston hospital.dealing with a stubbord fever.but heis sense of humor is just fine. the former president's family is confident he will be out of intensive care soon. bush's chief of staff sent supporters a note today including this quote: "he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet." the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month, after first coming down with bronchitis. >> grant: 5 days. that is all that remains before our economy falls off the fiscal cliff. tonight we're learning congressional leaders will convene at the white house tomorrow for last-minute talks to avoid tax increases and spending cuts. kron 4's justine waldman has details on negotiations.
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>> reporter: the economy is getting very close to falling off the fiscal cliff. though a last minute plan could be in the works. on friday, congressional leaders will meet with the president to discuss the standoff. obama and congressional democrats want a deal that would let tax rates rise for the wealthiest taxpayers. many republicans remain against any tax increases. the white house meeting would be the first time the president has huddled with all four november 16. the senate is back in session. majority leader harry reid is starting to sound pesimistic. >> reid: "i have to be very honest. i don't know how it can happen now." >> reporter: the house is still on christmas break. but will meet sunday evening, a little more than 24 hours before the "fiscal cliff" arrives. but it's not clear what legislation it might consider >> mcconnell: "hopefully there is still time. preventable economic
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crisis." >> reporter: and over the edge is just where the economy may go. im justine waldman for kron 4 news. >> grant: the powerful winter storm that raced across the country this week is not over yet. the storm is dumping several inches of snow in the northeast and midwest. this was the scene in syracuse new york.were residents spent the day digging out. ines ferre has the latest. >> this is causing extreme delays at several major airports. extremely frustrating, many's stores are out of salt and shovels. >> plan b, we could spend more time with the grandkids. >> numerous cancellations and they are still facing hurdles.
8:19 pm 400 planes have been delayed and some traveling on planes were delayed because of the de-icing. it was not enough to keep the heavy snowfall off the streets. greyhound also had to cancel many of their routes. hamburg, n.y. with mixed feelings. frustrated. >> i drove from arcade, it is usually 25 minutes it today, it was an hour. >> skiing is ideal but fema is alerting them that you should be updating your emergency kit inside of your car with first aid, water, food, flashlight. this is nothing new. >> this is business as usual. i think that some people are on a vacation
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holiday. but it is usually good until there are too many people on the roads. that is usually the bigger problems. when you are trying to drive in it. >> grant: that was ines ferre the storm is being blamed for at least 15-deaths in other parts of the country. >> jacqueline: we have enjoyed a nice day today but this will be pushing through. bring us generally one half inch through the bay area. however, it is going to be quite a chile. the skies are mostly clear. the satellite & radar, it could be quite chilly. mostly clear but it is going to still be offshore toward a well-defined system pushing to the shore. the futurecast showing increasing clouds and the rain will be along the north bay coast. and by 3-6:00
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a.m. with the north bay coastline with a heavy rainfall approaching the san mateo coast by 8:00 a.m. and the rainfall will be fairly widespread. by 9:00, pressing into the east bay napa, that delta, by midnight rain itself of the golden gate. showers south of the golden gate and the rainfall could start to diminish. showers ending by 9:00 p.m. on saturday. the rainfall headlines with the timeframe tomorrow through saturday morning but mostly tomorrow evening. the rainfall will be mostly light. this will move through quickly, with one- half inch for the most part. and temperatures are going to be dropping with this system a cold blast. our sole levels are going to go down to 3,000 ft.. snowfall and social levels. most of the precipitation will be
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over before that comes through with the snowfall- tush levels. tomorrow will be chilly at 5:30 a.m. when the snowfall-totals. 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m., we typically have the coldest * but it is going to be a little bit earlier tomorrow at 5:30 for the sierras, some additional snowfall of 1-3 in. tomorrow evening aboard saturday, also an additional couple of inches. with a look at your extended forecast. lingering towards early saturday morning but dry for a saturday afternoon. and even warming up next week. the chance of showers returning to the forecast wednesday evening. >> the forty-niners injury ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists.
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>> preparations are underway for the famous new year's eve ball drop at times square. workers today installed waterford crystal triangles on the ceremonial ball. the ball, with its 288 crystal panels, will drop down a 141-foot-tall flagpole to usher in the new year. the crystal panels have doves chiseled into them for the theme "let there be peace." the widow of dick clark -- the longtime host for the new year's eve festivities -- helped install a panel with her late husband's name engraved on it. the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year. is always with kron 4. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks. will all be on kron 4's new year's live show. it is hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. starts at 11-30 on new years eve. we'll be right back
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>> grant: next at 8-30. the big refund that could be waiting for borrowers who took out loans on line. the settlement reached between check n' go and the city of san francisco. also. holiday leftovers can be awesome.or awful. if they aren't properly handled or stored. how to make sure all that extra food will stay safe to eat. >> jacqueline: a look outside with 40's and the third is expected overnight with rainfall. 30's expected, overnight
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>> grant: now for a look at our top stories at eight- thirty. a mother who shielded her children from gunfire during a chirstmas eve church service is recovering in a hopstial tonight. 38-year-old maria cardova was hit by a bullet that piereced the wall of the church in east oakland monday night. her 7-year-old twins were not hurt. police say the shooter was targeting a 17-year-old boy at a nearby liquor store. the boy was shot. but will survive. the shooter is still on the loose. >> oakland's mayor and police chief admitting that crime fighting policies in their city have failed over the past year. today they layed out a new plan to tackle the still growing problem. including contracting public safety experts from other major citys. and stepping up neighborhood policing. >> congressional leaders will convene at the white house tomorrow for last- minute talks to avoid the tax increases and spending cuts that are set to go into effect next week. they and president obama still hope a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" can be reached. but democrats and
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republicans are stil at odds over tax hikes on the wealthy. a woman makes a 9-1-1 for call for help that ends in a deadly confrontation between an armed man and walnut creek police. the officer involved shooting took place on the 1400 block of creekside drive just after 3am thursday officers were injured. the man who was shot by officers died at the scene. he has been identified as 22-year-old anthony banta jr. the incident has rattled residents in the area. >> i have been here for three years. i thought that walnut creek was one of the safest places to be. i thought that could could have never happened. >> unbelievable. >> scary. >> right on the road from where i live. >> just a couple of doors down. >> if it could happen
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anywhere. >> everybody is shaken up and a state of shock they thought that it could not happen here. >> i walked out and saw the police tape and i thought it was a joke. my wife commented and i could not believe it. >> grant: the contra costa county d.a.'s office is taking part in the officer involved shooting investigation.this is walnut creek's first homicide of the year just east of anderson drive. for fraud. >> this is what the antioch police toddler parka lo parking- p lot is wh late looked like the baby section is fenced off after arsonists. >> it is amazing how somebody could of doneness.
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>> i do not understand. >> reporter: great news for the past couple of years the take back antioch has raised $25,000. the 10% deductible needed. they have a band together and raised 8000 if if fand also, pg&e has provided a significant donation. >> it would be nice if we could see this with motion lights and safety board as an example of what and assets. >> the renovations before this rush to market, it used to be really bad with a lot of drugs. homeless people it was really a lot of stuff going on. it was not safe for kids or this--renovation it was really bad.
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>> reporter: are hoping to break ground and to rebuild and three months with the seasons change. in antioch, alecia reed, kron 4. >> borrowers who took out online loans after they are suing the company for fraud at check 'n go. >> reporter: those in particularly dire straits often wind up at a place like this storefront loan centers where you can take out loans at a very high interest rates >> dennis herrera: >> many times there will take advantage of the financially vulnerable. if they do not have any other means. >> reporter: at a news conference thursday, san francisco city attorney dennis herrera announced a settlement with >> they were not played by the books. >> reporter: check n go. herrera filed suit against the company alleging it ripped off borrowers by jacking up interest rates
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from the legally approved high of 36% to as much as 400% without admitting any >> with because of the bags were french interest rates people could not get their interest down because of the -- extra or bren a corporateth r br wrongdoing check-n-go has agreed to refund up to 4.3 million dollars to californians who were overcharged when taking out online 4-month installment loans between november 2006 and june 2008. those who qualify for the refund can expect to received between 20 dollars and as much as 46-hundred dollars as long as they apply within the next 3 momths if you think you qualify as you can find out pie going to l if you think you might qualify, you could go to the website, that is
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>> reporter: part of the fun of the holidays is eating the big family meal and enjoying the delicious left overs. following some simple rules can keep our food safe for starters. >> make sure that we don't leave it sitting out longer than two hours and we want to make sure we chill it appropriately as well.. >> reporter: whether that's the turkey or a casserole, get it into the refrigerator quickly to keep bad bacteria from multiplying. >> reporter: put your food in airtight containers. because air fuels the bacteria-- so you want to keep that air out. >> reporter: the temperature of your refrigerator should be set below 40 degrees to ensure that the food will stay safe. you may want to get a thermometer if your frig fazan does not have one. and when it's time to reheat the leftovers - bring the temperature back up to the level needed when cooked the first time. >> we want to make sure the poultry is at least at 165. >> reporter: the academy of nutrition and dietetics says we should eat the leftovers within 3 - 4 days. and if you have any concerns about safety >> if in doubt throw it out. i'm holly firfer.
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>> grant: the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year. is always with kron 4. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks. will all be on kron 4's new year's live show. it is hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. starts at 11-30 on new years eve. we'll be right back
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>> grant: now for today's market update. stocks end the day down. but word that republicans would reconvene the house of representatives on sunday. in an effort to hammer out a last-minute budget deal. erased early trading deficits. on wall street. the dow finished the day down 18-points. but at one point during the session it was down 150 points. the nasdaq lost four points. and the s-and-p 500 dropped roughly two points. >> new home sales jumped in november to the highest level in more than two years. the u.s. government is reporting an increase last
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month of 4-point-4-percent compared to october. it's the strongest pace of new home sales since april of 20-10 the increase is due to a combination of near-record low mortgage rates, lower unemployment numbers and a drop in foreclosures -- that in turn has lifted home prices. your forecast, coming up after the break.
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>> the pittsburgh-based. bart station is reported that an adult male has been shot. this is a live picture from sky 7 high-definition. a couple of cars are together i am not sure if that is the suspects vehicles for a police car. there were delays in both directions. things are up to speed with a news crew on the scene there will be
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updates coming up at 11:00 p.m. (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly. >> we have the 38 geary its going inbound on ofarrel and the coach right now is pretty much stuck we have a double parked vehicle right on to the right here on the screen you see it in a moment >> you are looking at came video of a double parked vehicle on geary street in san francisco the video was recorded from a muni bus camera like this, so the driver will get a 110 dollar ticket in the mail the united states post office will also get a ticket in the mail for parking in the bus zone, i always wondered about that in a undisclosed location in san francisco where for safty sake i have to not show the id of the parking inforcement officers who sole job is to go through hundreds of hours of video looking for transit lane violators anywhere there are transit lane like this one on market
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street the video is downloaded from these hard drives and if a violation is spotted a ticket is issued let see we got three six nine 12 14 vehicles most of them were double parkers and bus stops and by the way a bus stop ticket will set you back 267 bucks but now you have one more bus like to look out for, about a month ago the 9 and the 9 limited have tee-oh- el-ee-ant that stand for transit only lane enforcement and rest assured that if the city expands the transit only lanes and you are behaving badly you could get a little gift in the mail courtesy of a muni bus there is one important thing to note all the
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tickets issued are parking violations muni buses cannot issue moving violations in san francisco stanley roberts kron 4 news >> jacqueline: already some high cloud coverage pressing in. this tail and is pressing offshore pressing towards the coast. impacting us tomorrow afternoon. the increase with clouds but the rain will not arrive until early afternoon. with the north bay coast in this cool front of the pressing through the evening. moderate rainfall through santa rosa in the north the coast. with that moderate rainfall going towards the santa coast santa rosa -- coast through the net book, the delta. by midnight rainfall south of the golden gate and on lingering shower activity towards 4:00 p.m. with 4:00 a.m.-a saturday morning tapering off. here is what we can expect with the next system. the bulk of
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the rainfall with repressing through tomorrow evening. for mostly periods of moderate rainfall that will be pressing through in generally under one-half of 1 in. every where with the exception of the coast. this system will bring a blast of cold air. the snowfall local levels are going to drop to the amount of 3,000 ft.. however, the precipitation could happen in the hills before that happens. more snowfall off with one-3 in. additionally on the saturday morning as we go towards saturday the chance of lingering flurries. this system is pushing through drier conditions on early next week with the chance of rainfall are arriving on wednesday. now, your ski report with a new snowfall
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pushing through systems 7- inches of fresh powder at sierra tahoe. 4 in. in other areas as >> , governance boards -coming up in sports, san jose state is going for 11 victories with jason applebaum coming up with sports...
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>> welcome back everyone. i'm jason appelbaum.gary has the night off. the san jose state football program completed its remarkable turnaround today -- from 1-and-12 two years 11-and-2. .after today's win over bowling green in the military bowl .the flyover at rfk stadium.a noon kickoff. military bowl - san jose st. vs bowling green star spangeled banner. then the flyover cal ripken jr gives the keys to a new house to a "wounded warrior" 3rd quarter/ 13-12 bowling green david fales hits chandler jones on the left sideline strike 19-13 san jose st. 4th quarter/ 19-13 sjsu bowling green's john pettigrew with a 34-yard run the officials said his knee was down at the one but he scored on the next play 20- 19 bowling green
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take a look! after the spartans kicked a field goal to take a 22-20 lead travis johnson sacks bowling green quarterback matt schilz he fumbles joe nigos recovers for san jose state that set up de'leon eskridge 1-yard touchdown run with 2:34 left to ice it 29-20 san jose st. interim coach kent baer victorious in his one and only game at the helm final: 29-20 san jose st. it took 11 days but the 49ers finally revealed the extent of justin smith's injury. smith has a partial tricep tear of a tendon near his left elbow
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.you kind of knew serious after he missed his first game in 11 years this past sunday in seattle. the 49ers defensive lineman has a partial tricep tear of a tendon near his left elbow sunday in seattle. the team is hoping smith can put off surgery until after the season - that the man they call "cowboy" can play through the pain >> he is a great player but still we have the possibility and heat to get the job done. but he's likely out for sunday's regular season finale against arizonaand >> vernon davis better news for tight end vernon davis who sustained a concussion on this hit - which makes me wince every time i see it - davis was cleared by two doctors to resume non- contact football activity - and was a partial participant in practice today the next steps are for davis to stay symptom free - and then pass the contact testdo that and he can play on sunday >> good news for the seattle seahawks.
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cornerback richard sherman won his appeal against the n-f-l - as you can see by this photo - tweeted out by one of his teammates today. he was found not guilty of using performance enhancing drugs. however, if the suspension would have been held it could have impacted if the seattle playoffs. also, with the question of matt leinart or terrelle pryor? the raiders will reveal who their starting quarterback will be after friday's practice. >> one player who won't suit up is defensive tackle richard seymour - who was placed on season ending injured reserve today difficult to call his tenure a success. theone of the
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good guys in the n-b-a was fired today avery johnson let go by the avery johnson andre ward's career is on hold.for now. there is word that they will try to get phil jackson out of retirement to start possibly coaching. >> this is the ownership decision and this is what we have signed up for. we talked about this a couple of days ago. the this is a fair, unfair? did it does not matter. >> the question of phil jackson is a good guy. we will continue to keep you updated on that. also, word will need surgery on his right shoulder. he will have
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surgery hoping that the contract back into the rain sooner better than later if. >> we will see you at 11
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